Deliberations

Energy

Energy Sources

Energy is used to power most human activities. Hence, it must trace the management of climate change necessarily to it. In Australia, there are different policies on energy.

Coal and Natural Gas

Australia is a large international distributor of coal. Before now, the federal energy policies support mining activities and even provides subsidies on their product because it is the country’s means of foreign exchange. Likewise, Australia derives most of its energy usage from the mining process.

This process constitutes more than 30% emission of greenhouse gas in Australia, but the federal government is becoming conscious of its eventual effects on the human lifestyle.

Mandatory Renewable Energy Targets

It is a state policy on energy passed by the parliament in 2009. Unlike the federal, the state is more informed about climate change. The approach looks forward to the supply of life (including a share to power electricity) from renewable energy industries.

LEDTDF (Low Emission Technology Demonstration Fund)

This fund is raised for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The fund is used to cover six projects, with a more prominent part used in the “clean coal technology” project.

Feed-in Tariffs

This policy is a form of investment in solar photovoltaic power. There is a wide variety of energy alternatives that do not affect the ozone layer or result in global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions. They are known as “clean energy.” However, the cleanest energy has been said to be that which is not utilised. Hence, you are advised to calculate the quantity of energy you need to get a job done.

Other energy alternatives or examples of clean energy are

Renewable Energy

It is an example of clean energy that may use to power electricity or supply heat. It includes photovoltaic cells, wave energy, heat, geothermal and wind energy.

Natural Gas or Coal Protected with Carbon Capture and Storage

Natural gas and coal are significant sources of greenhouse gases, but the carbon capture and storage method work to limit its effects on the atmosphere.

Carbon capture and storage are capturing carbon from burning fossil fuels and burying them inside the underground. This process is also called Geosequestration, but there may be leakage from long-time usage.

Uranium

Uranium is popularly known as a power generator and provides electricity to about 16%of the world. However, it is based on a collective decision taken.

Hydrogen

It is one of those renewable energies but used through the process of Geosequestration.

Therefore, everyone must make conscious efforts to manage the emission of greenhouse gases. In so doing, you may need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What service do you need energy for?
  • How much energy do you need for it?
  • Is energy sustainable? How?

Energy Storage

There are various forms of energy such as solar, light and electrical power, among others. Most of these energy forms in their liquid state can be stored easily, unlike their solid counterparts that may be difficult to handle. The energy in their gaseous form may be stored after compression or converted to liquid.